Thrive! and Rosie Pope

Rosie Pope

Rosie Pope

When we first moved to New Jersey in March of 1991, I did not know anyone who lived in the area. All of my friends and family lived in New York City and Long Island. To make matters a little bit more difficult, I had a three year old and I was expecting my second daughter a few months later.

It can be scary when you are transitioning in life, especially a new move to a new town. So I looked around for things to do and people to meet. My first stop was the local library where they had many different events for people of all ages. The local community has many different activities and events and many of these are free.

We have made many friends in the past twenty years and are proud to call New Jersey our home. One of the benefits of living in Northern Bergen County is the proximity to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. The highly rated hospital provides top of the line medical care. But it also provides many services to the community including interesting speakers and events. It is a wonderful way to meet people while learning about interesting topics.

One program that the Valley Health System offers is called Thrive! which focuses on women’s health and provides fun, health-related educational programs for women of all ages. This program offers valuable information on heart health, nutrition and pregnancy health and wellness. Valley Health System has announced a collaboration with Rosie Pope on a new campaign to promote pregnancy health and wellness.

Rosie Pope, best known as the author of “Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy” will be the keynote speaker at three events hosted by Thrive!, and will touch on a number of topics. Rosie is a resident of Ridgewood, NJ where she lives with her husband and four children. She also starred in the Bravo series “Pregnant in Heels” where she guided expectant mothers on a number of interesting and entertaining topics.

This would have been a great event for me when I first moved to New Jersey (especially since I was pregnant and would eventually have another daughter at Valley Hospital). Meeting new mothers in the area can come in handy when you are transitioning into a new phase of your life.

For more information on Thrive! call 201-291-6118 or e-mail [email protected].

And if you are interested in learning more about other programs available from Valley Health System, you can visit www.valleyhealth.com.

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Maureen Crimmins is co-founder of Crimmins Wealth Management and a fee-only independent financial advisor. Have a financial question? ASK MAUREEN

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